Growth and Innovation Fund
The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (Better Cotton GIF) makes strategic investments into Better Cotton projects to support the Better Cotton Initiative in reaching its 2020 targets.
The Better Cotton GIF is governed by the BCI Council, in partnership with BCI Retailer and Brand Members, Civil Society Members and government bodies. IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative is the official fund manager, as well as an important funder.
In the 2019-20 cotton season, the Fund worked with 1.8 million* cotton farmers in India, Pakistan, China, Mozambique, Mali and Turkey. The farmers received training and support from the Fund through regional Implementing Partners. Better Cotton GIF directly invested €10 million* from BCI Retailer and Brand Members, public donors (DFAT and Laudes Foundation) and IDH.